This resource highlights examples of social narratives that have been developed by cultural institutions across the New York metro area and have been used by visitors who have autism, their family members, and educators in preparation for their visit. Some cultural institutions offer social narratives, step-by-step descriptive stories in the first-person, to help visitors who have autism spectrum disorder, as well as their caregivers and educators, prepare for their visit and know what to expect. The social narratives break down the visitor experience and use a combination of photographs, symbols, and text to communicate each step in the process, from entering the museum, purchasing a ticket, and encountering security guards to instructions for viewing exhibitions and participating in special programs.
View the examples of social narratives below and click here for tips on creating social narratives for visits to your cultural institution.
Examples of Social Narratives
This resource is made possible thanks to the generous support from The FAR Fund